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EK to Decommission 50%+ of Airbus A380, Axe 1/2 of Pilots & Cabin Crew

Old 18th Jul 2021, 21:26
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Interesting to see SVP Fleet openly pour cold water over AAR's projected recall rate in the latest volume of the Life of Brian. Naturally, it was done whilst treading on eggshells but it is nonetheless still rare to see a subordinate in this part of the world, scrutinise a quote made by someone higher up the food chain. I would hazard a guess that AAR would perhaps not be best pleased??
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 07:16
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What does the latest update say ?
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 10:38
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In short, don't let recent headlines lull you into any false sense of security.
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 15:24
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Good points Emma. They are erring on the side of caution with the recall.
Until borders freely start to open to international travel nothing is a done deal.
Let's hope the latest move in the UK is successful, and leads to world returning to normal.
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 16:42
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Speaking to medical staff in the UK and general feeling is another big lockdown to come later in the year. Boris just needs to give everyone a break for the time being as people have had enough.
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 17:22
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you really do have absolutely no idea what you are on about.
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 19:36
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I doubt it. As usual SAGE are way over-estimating the virus now. I would suggest you give up reading the DM
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 19:38
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I expect he has a far better idea than you do... Back to your playpen
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 21:35
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What on earth are you on about? Do you have any idea what you are talking about ? They have regular government briefings you can watch. A quick catch up for you white-knight. The U.K. has now offered western vaccines to all adults who can have it. elderly and vulnerable were offered them first. people in their 30s are just receiving their second dose. As from yesterday, there isn’t one coronavirus restriction.They are now heading for herd immunity as the population has been vaccinated. This will happen at around 90 percent infection rate, they don’t currently know exactly the number already infected. Cases will now increase dramatically up until October, hospitalizations will be reduced considerably because of the vaccine, however they want to protect the health system as they head towards herd immunity and continue to live with the virus. If the health system becomes overloaded , many people die unnecessarily and having hospitals available is quite important for a country. They may therefore bring in restrictions and if necessary another lockdown to limit the spread to a more manageable rate. None of this is difficult to understand.

I suggest you get off Instagram big boy. this coronavirus is not all a big scam to stop you going down to patpong.
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 23:52
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Nimrod joke sings to his own tune ! Ignore listed!
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 02:20
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And South Australia has just locked down. With arrival caps set at 3000 people a week until into next year.. I would not be expecting to fly A380s into Australia any time soon.
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 03:51
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Unfortunately I agree with you , albeit only a7 day lockdown in Melbourne .
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 04:05
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They just extended the lock down in Victoria for at least another 7 days. If this gets more out of hand I can see a request for a temporary ban on International arrivals coming.
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 05:05
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The UK suffered badly at the beginning and as a result was very quick to vaccinate. Australia locked down early, didn't suffer nearly as much and has been much slower with the vaccine rollout.

The UK is making a mistake by opening up whilst only 70% are vaccinated, a gradual lifting of restrictions whilst the remainder of the population get their dose would have been more sensible. Realistically, with the slow vaccination rate in Australia, combined with local outbreaks and soaring infection rates in SE Asia, I can see Australia remaining close until next year at the earliest.
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 05:40
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I believe the UK has seen that even though new cases are still happening, they are having small hospitalization rates, and very few deaths. This has been linked to vacination rates.
So their reopening is not done a whim. They are going the Singapore route, and planning on living with the virus, with decisions based on data.
If this proves to work, other countries will follow suite hopefully. If it doesn't work, our industry is in a world of trouble.
Because Australia has not had a virus problem due to self isolating the whole island, it's access to vacine was lower, with other countries being given the priority. This seems to have passed, and vacination rates are on the improve. The PM stating that all Australians that want the vaccine should have access to it by end of year. The problem with this policy is that, for most Australians, the whole virus thing has been a non event, and they don't see why they need the jab.
The PM has stated that to move to phase two, a certain percentage of the population needs to be jabbed (the exact percentage is TBD, great leadership there). So until the Facebook and YouTube educated masses get off their butts and get jabbed nothing is going to change. Unemployment is low. Economy is growing, they see no need to change. Hence no real timeline given to opening etc.
Europe and the UK opening to travel this summer is a good barometer of how things will proceed for the world. If this does not cause any major spike in hospitalization and deaths, othe nations will eventually follow.
It is a shame that nations have not worked together with one plan United to get the world out of this situation. But we deal with what we have. For the sake of those on LWOP and those made redundant, I hope it works out soon.
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 07:05
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You have no Idea what you are talking about Don, I will only get my information from NimrodJoe......
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 08:34
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I feel really bad having the little fella on ignore Rexy. Oh wait there, am over it now

Hope ya doing well mate.
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 13:23
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Hope you’re doing well mayteee
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 16:10
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Originally Posted by donpizmeov View Post
it's access to vacine was lower, with other countries being given the priority.
Nope. Sorry going to have to strongly disagree with this point.

Australia ordered a “home grown” UQ vaccine which failed.

They also ordered the AZ, which did have supply issues earlier in the year, but since about May has been manufactured in Australia. Because of the limited supply, the government was happy to make a big deal about the blood clots because it reduced demand for the vaccine and helped cover up the supply issues.

The Pfizer was a token order (initially 10 M). They added a top up order after the UQ vaccine failed (another 10 M).

However…

The extra 10 M was always due to arrive in the “third quarter of 2021”. This isn’t because other countries were “given priority”, it’s because the government did such a poor job of ordering useful vaccines and this was the delivery slots available to them.

Yes they had the luxury of time due to the border restrictions. But if the last month has proven anything, it’s not IF, but WHEN another outbreak occurs and the weakness of “it’s not a race” is quickly uncovered.
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 16:35
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From March 2021:The Italian government has blocked the export of an Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine shipment to Australia.

The decision affects 250,000 doses of the vaccine produced at an AstraZeneca facility in Italy.

Italy is the first EU country to use the bloc's new regulations allowing exports to be stopped if the company providing the vaccines has failed to meet its obligations to the EU.
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